Monday, July 19th at 7pm
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Join us for the twenty-fifth episode of Write America featuring emerging writer Kate Lehrer, former New Yorker contributer and author Elizabeth Hawes Weinstock, & Pushcart Prize-winning poet David Tomas Martinez as they read and discuss their works and about how books and art might bridge the deep divisions in our nation.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
KATE LEHRER is the author of four novels, Confessions of a Bigamist, Best Intentions, When They Took Away the Man in the Moon, and Out of Eden. This last book won the Western Heritage Award in outstanding fiction for its artistic quality and historical accuracy. She also writes short stories, essays, and book reviews and has been published in various anthologies. In addition to her writing, Lehrer was a frequent panelist on Diane Rehm’s Reader’s Review on NPR and a guest lecturer at colleges, universities and various other venues. A founding member of PEN/Faulkner, she worked on their Writers in Schools Advisory Board. Lehrer has served on advisory councils for the Arts and Sciences at George Mason University, for the Board of Visitors at Addran College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Texas Christian University and has been active in the Washington Literacy Council. She contributes to a wide range of literary organizations and events. She is the recipient of three honorary degrees. Kate grew up in Texas, where she met her husband, fellow novelist and journalist Jim Lehrer. She lives in Washington, D.C. and has three daughters, six grandchildren and one great-grandson.
ELIZABETH HAWES WEINSTOCK grew up in the Mid-West, arrived wide-eyed in New York after college and study in France, and has been a writer since her early days at The New Yorker, drawn particularly to the arts and urban culture, gradually working her way from journalism to longer narratives. In the process, she married, had three children and many dogs, moved out of the city and back to the city and from uptown to downtown. Elizabeth is the author of Camus, A Romance and New York, New York, How the Apartment House Transformed the Life of the City, 1869-1930. A former staff member and contributor to The New Yorker, she has also written for The New York Times Magazine and Book Review, The Nation and numerous other publications.
DAVID TOMAS MARTINEZ's work has been published or is forth coming in Poetry Magazine, Plough Shares, Tin House, Boston Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Oxford American, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, Forklift; Ohio, Poetry International, LitHub, Gulf Coast, Drunken Boat, Hypoallergic, Lumina Journal, The Journal, Crab Orchard Review, Academy of American Poet's Poem-A-Day, Poetry Foundation's PoetryNow, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, Spork Press, Split This Rock, RHINO, Ampersand Review, Caldera Review, Verse Junkies, California Journal of Poetics, Toe Good, and others. DTM has been featured or written about in Poets & Writers, Publishers Weekly, NPR's All Things Considered, NBC Latino, Buzzfeed, Houstonia Magazine, Houston Art & Culture, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express News, Bull City Press, Border Voices, and many others. Martinez has an MFA from San Diego State University, is the former reviews and interviews editor for Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, and has been a Breadloaf and CantoMundo Fellow. His debut collection of poetry, Hustle, was released in 2014 by Sarabande Books, which won the New England Book Festival's prize in poetry, the Devil's Kitchen Reading Award, and honorable mention in the Antonio Cisneros Del Moral prize. He is the 2015 winner of the Verlaine Poetry Prize from Inprint. Martinez's forthcoming selection of poetry, Post Traumatic Hood Disorder, will be published in 2018, also by Sarabande Books. He is a Pushcart Prize winner, NEA recipient, and currently lives in Brooklyn.